Very simple, healthy and delicious meal. If you like quinoa, you'll love this. I've brought it to many potlucks; it always gets positive remarks. I sometimes leave out the red onion for those you don't like uncooked onions. Be creative with this recipe. You can add or subtract any veggies.
I developed this recipe through trial and error and have come up with what I believe to be one of my best unique creations. No weird ingredients, just yummy goodness. The salad is really nice as a side dish for burgers or as a light main course. Enjoy!
This is great as a dip for a party or just on some bread as a quick lunch. A bit more adventurous than the standard hummus. For the smoked paprika you can use either hot or mild, your choice. For the olives I like to use a mix of green and black. Use the best quality extra virgin olive oil you can afford - it really shines in this recipe. I use garlic powder in this recipe because when I make it with fresh garlic no one can get near me for the next 12 hours. If you want to use fresh garlic, just substitute 2 cloves of fresh garlic, chopped, for the garlic powder, and get ready for some seriously delicious garlic breath!
From Vegnaomicon: The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook. This flavorful, rich red dip can be used as a sandwich spread, or as a dip with crunchy wheat crackers or pitas. Especially nice with slices of raw bell pepper or carrots! Please use sundried tomatoes that have not been packed in oil. Fresh basil leaves or roasted garlic can be added as well for a nice variation
One of the great pleasures of summer is the abundance of fresh vegetables. I had some leftover grilled corn and a few other fresh ingredients lying around, so I made this salad. I prefer the simple sweetness of the fresh vegetables in here, and raw onions don't sit well with my husband, but I bet a little onion and garlic would be great in this salad, so I added them as optional ingredients. I bet this would also be good topped with a little crumbled bacon or feta cheese.
A fun way to get kids eating a whole bunch of vegetables, without much cleaning up! I learned this recipe while I was eating mostly raw, but I wouldn't recommend this for children, so add in some of the optional extras.
My boyfriend and I were brainstorming what would make a great summer salad and the idea for a cilantro pesto with all green vegetables came to mind. It was a joint effort coming up with the concept. It's fun and yummy too. I am lactose intolerant so I omitted the cheese, but that would increase the flavor for sure if added. Also substituting any pasta, grain, or rice would be great too. The sauce too can be interchangeable with all types of sandwiches, pizza, etc.